OptiPlex 9020M HDMI Audio as well as general Audio output questions.
I have 3 OptiPlex 9020M systems and have a tech question about audio output. All the systems have the HDMI output option installed. OS is Windows 8.1. I have a few questions on audio output:
1) Is this system capable of outputting audio embedded over the HDMI connection?
2) The data sheets state that the Microphone jack is re-assignable to Headphone function, although there seems to be no option in the driver to do that.
3) The audio driver "suggests" the output for speakers is the front 3.5mm L/R jack, although it seems to only function as headphones and not as a line out.
It seems pretty short sighted to produce a micro desktop with several stand and mounting options that would place such a box in less than optimal spaces for internal speaker audio output and not provide some non-hacky way to provide an alternate sound output to any sort of external speaker.